Historic Preservation

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Historic Preservation Office (HPO) works to protect and enhance historic neighborhoods, buildings and sites in Phoenix. HPO works closely with the Historic Preservation Commission to identify and designate eligible properties and districts for listing on the Phoenix Historic Property Register. Protection is provided to designated properties through city review and approval of exterior alterations to buildings and demolition requests. HPO also administers the Historic Preservation Bond fund that supports a number of financial assistance programs for historic properties.

Select from the links below for more detailed information.

Historic Preservation Plan Adopted

The Phoenix City Council adopted PreserveHistoricPHX, the first comprehensive historic preservation plan for the city of Phoenix.  on Jan. 21, 2015, Resolution No. 21289. The plan is available here​ for review.

​Contact Information
Planning & Development Department
Historic Preservation Office
200 W. Washington Street, 3rd Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Send us a question or comment:
​PHONE: 602-261-8699
NOTE: Walk-in hours are from 12:30PM to 4:00PM* -- Monday through Friday (Excluding holidays)
*Customers must sign in by 4:00PM and may continue their business transaction through close of business at 5:00PM.



Historic Properties SurveysHistoric Properties Surveyshttps://www.phoenix.gov/pdd/historic/historicmaps/historic-property-surveysLink to a number of surveys that have been comducted for various areas or property types within the city.SunFlower
Historic Preservation BooksHistoric Preservation Bookshttps://www.phoenix.gov/pdd/historic/historicinfo/historic-preservation-documents-publicationsFind out about our Midcentury Marvels book and other publications.RoyalBlue
Energy Efficiency & WindowsEnergy Efficiency & Windows/pdd/historic/energy-efficiency-and-windows-in-historic-propertiesGet more information here.darkgreen
PreserveHistoricPHXPreserveHistoricPHXhttps://www.phoenix.gov/pddsite/Documents/hp/pdd_hp_pdf_00185.pdfComprehensive historic preservation plan for PhoenixOrangeTree
Demolition RequestsDemolition Requestshttps://www.phoenix.gov/pdd/historic/demolitionsDemolition of existing residential or commercial structures requires a permitFireRed